FUN, AFFORDABLE SEATTLE CLASSES

  • Rekindle School was established in 2002. We offer fun, affordable classes in drawing, painting, acting, filmmaking and other subjects.
  • Most of our classes meet at Phinney Neighborhood Center – or –  the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
  • Our classes are for adults. If a student is under 18 they will need the instructor’s permission after a consultation with a parent.
  • Questions? Email us!

Starting soon:

Starts Sat. Oct. 1: ACTING IN A 48 HOUR HORROR MOVIE

In this class, we’ll make a short HORROR film for a 48 hour film festival – then it will play down in a Seattle theater along with several short films from other teams participating in the same festival. Learn more

Starts Tues. Oct. 4: STAND UP COMEDY 101

This fun, intensive standup comedy workshop is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to try, or learn about stand up comedy. Over the course of four weeks you will learn about the craft of standup comedy through practice and experimentation. Each student works towards the goals they set for class and are coached toward them individually. Fourth meeting is a performance in front of a live audience at a comedy club in Seattle! Class meets at Club Comedy on Capital Hill. For 21 and older only. 

Starts Wed. Oct. 5: ACTING 102

In this class, you’ll learn how to approach scripts professionally, focusing on your character’s goal (what he or she wants in the scene); motivation (why it matters); and other key elements of acting, to bring the character you’re portraying into focus and bring the scene to life.We’ll do more improv, scene work, and warm up exercises, while moving students’ acting abilities to the next level. 

Starts Thurs. October 6: AUDITIONING WORKSHOP

In this class you’ll learn where to find auditions, and learn about actor headshots, actor resumes, filming your own auditions, and how to create an actor reel. We’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make more comfortable with the auditioning process, and you’ll get honest feedback about how to improve. This class can be taken independently or applied toward the Acting Intensive Certificate.

Starts Mon. Oct. 10: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional. Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. Adults and teens welcome. Learn more – sign up now

Starts on Tues. Oct. 11: ACTING 104

In this class, open to everyone who’s taken Acting 101-103, we‘ll do some exercises designed to help students expand their emotional range, and to respond in a more natural and intuitive way to their scene partners. Some directors call this “naturalizing our acting.” For ages 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.

Starts Thurs, Nov. 2: SCREENWRITING 101

Learn how to write screenplays, get some practice writing them, and have opportunities to workshop them and get feedback on your writing. Plus tips for pitching your screenplay and getting it produced. A fun, practical, hands-on Seattle screenwriting class. Note: This will most likely be an online class this month. Learn more – sign up now

Starts Saturday Oct. 22: ACTING 101 

Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class. We’ll do warm­-ups and theater games, improv and scene work. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.  For 18 and older. Learn more – sign up now

Starts Wednesday Nov. 2: ACTING 103

In this Seattle acting class you’ll learn how to create a range of different character types, then choose several of them to polish and perfect. We’ll look at posture, vocalization, and finding the character’s internal energy to help define and differentiate them from each other. You’ll have fun and expand the range of characters you can play. For ages 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.Learn more – sign up now

Meets Sun. Nov. 6: FILMMAKING 101

Interested in making your own independent movies – but trying to figure out how to approach it? In this this Seattle filmmaking class you’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners. Note: “Filmmaking 101” is a lecture/discussion class. If you’re looking for a production class in which we actually film a short movie, see our “Let’s Make a Movie” course. Open to adults and teenagers. More info – sign up now

Starts on Sun. Nov. 13: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

In this fun, information-filled class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to draw faces without a model, and how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more. Free drawing materials! 

Starts Sunday Nov. 20:  LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

In this class, students will work learn how to make a movie (and act in one) by actually making one. Note: Our focus in this class is in acting in a movie.If you’re looking for an informational class which teaches students how to make their own independent films, see “Filmmaking 101”. For adults 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.

Starts on Tuesday Nov. 22: ACTING 105

In this class, our focus will be on intuitive acting: tuning into the scene and characters we’re portraying on a more intuitive level. Come call this “letting go” — “acting in the moment” — or  “letting a scene breathe”. Others talk about it in terms of moving away from a formula and back into listening to and responding to both our own impulses and to our scene partners’. We’ll do exercises to help us connect in a more genuine way with our scene partners, and respond more naturally and intuitively as “real people in an imaginary world”.

Meets Sunday Dec. 11: CARTOONING 101

Looking for a fun introductory Seattle cartooning class? In this class, you’ll learn how to draw faces and figures in a humorous cartooning style; how to draw cartoons and comics, human and animal characters and more. Plus we’ll cover some of the ways to get your cartoons published. Adults and teens welcome. Learn more – sign up now


Note: Most of our classes are offered bi-monthly or quarterly. The dates shown above are the ones currently open for enrollment, not the only ones we’ll be offering this year. If you miss signing up for a class, it will usually be back in two or three months.

All upcoming classes:

  1. ACTING 101
  2. ACTING 102
  3. ACTING 103
  4. ACTING 104
  5. ACTING IN A 48 HOUR MOVIE
  6. ACTING IN A 48 HOUR HORROR MOVIE
  7. AUDITIONING 101
  8. CARTOONING 101
  9. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS 
  10. FILMMAKING 101
  11. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
  12. SCREENWRITING 101
  13. STAND UP COMEDY
  14. VOICE OVER 101
  15. VOICEOVER 102
  16. VOICE OVER 103
  17. VOICEOVER 104
  18. ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
  19. Also returning soon: ACTING INTENSIVE, IMPROV, COLORED PENCIL, BEGINNING PAINTING IN WATER-MIXABLE OILS

Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners? A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues?  Our Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start.  Will be back soon


WEBINARS


VOICE OVER WEBINAR 1: CAREERS

Learn about the types of Voice Over acting, and the training, equipment, and marketing materials expected of a professional voice talent


VOICE OVER WEBINAR 2: HOME STUDIO BASICS

How to set up a home studio inexpensively that will meet your needs as a voice over actor


VOICE OVER WEBINAR 3: SELF-MARKETING FOR VOICE OVER ACTORS

An interactive webinar to answer all of your VO Marketing questions.